There are a ton of activities you may participate in when visiting Iceland. Beautiful waterfalls, recognisable mountains and landscapes, hotspots in nature, and geothermal areas. There is one thing that you absolutely must do: go to a local pool at least once. It can be difficult to fit everything into your travel schedule.
Due to its extensive use of geothermal energy, Iceland has many natural thermal springs. You can unwind throughout the day or at night in any of them, some of which are paid and others which are free. If you wish to take a bath and unwind in warm water while staying in Borgarnes, driving through, or simply visiting the town, you can soak in the local swimming pool.
Please be aware that before entering the water, all visitors must take a full shower without wearing a swimsuit.
Size and facilities
If you decide to visit swimming pool in Borgarnes, you could be suprised, how big is all the area. You can find there a big pool with standard icelandic size of 25 x 12,5 m, with few lines for swimmers. Around the pool, there are few hot tubs with warm water, wading pool for children and also 3 water slides for kids and adults as well.
In addition to the outside pool, there is:
- inside swimming pool
- area for sunbathing
Prices and tickets
The pool’s reception is located in the local sports center. The entrance is easily found on the right side of the building, in the blue part of the building. The tickets to the Borgarnes swimming pool are available inside at the cashier, where you can pay with a credit card or cash.
- Adults: 1100 ISK
- Kids (10 – 18): 340 ISK
- Elderly and disabled people: 340 ISK
- Kids (younger 10 years): FREE
Opening hours (for outside pool)
- Monday: 06:30 – 22:00
- Tuesday: 06:30 – 22:00
- Wednesday: 06:30 – 22:00
- Thursday: 06:30 – 22:00
- Friday: 06:30 – 22:00
- Saturday: 09:00 – 18:00
- Sunday: 09:00 – 18:00
Adress, location and contacts
Are you afraid, that you´ll not find the way. We can easily navigate you here, if you don´t know hot to get to the swimming pool in Borgarnes. It doesn´t matter if you drive from north or from Reykjavík, but going through the town, you will see the gas station N1 at the cross road. You turn to direction, as you want to drive closer to N1, but you will continue straight and on your left, you should see the grocery store Netto.
There you just continue straight and turn left on the third possible turn to the left. Continue just a few meters, until you´ll get to another small crossroad where you can choose to drive right (little downhill) or left. Turn left and continue, until you´ll get to the parking lot in front of the swimming pool.
- Adress: Þorsteinsgötu 1, Borgarnes
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatives: Swimming pools, hot springs and lagoons nearby
Read more: What to do in Borgarnes, Iceland
There are actually 4 nice alternatives around the Borgarnes town. Three of them are paid man made hot springs and one similar swimming pool as the one in Borgarnes.
The closest and recommended place to Borgarnes is are Krauma baths, which you can find if you drive to small town Reykholt on the east (not the one in the Golden circle). Krauma baths offers few hot tubs in nice location, sauna and the inside bar (drinks are allowed in hot tubs). The entrance ticket to Krauma is a more expensive then a visit of local pool, but the experience is more breathtaking.
Hvammsvík hot springs
A bit more far away and also smaller then Krauma are baths in Hvammsvík. The resort is built on the foundation of natural hot springs in the Hvalfjordur fjord. There is also a small guesthouse nearby where you can rent an apartment right next to the ocean and buy some local snacks.
Swimming pool Akranes
If you just want to stay in the swimming pool and the baths and hot springs are not the right choice for you, you can drive to nearby town called Akranes and enjoy the chill in the swimming pool there.
Guðlaug baths and pools
The last alternative is located in town Akranes as well and its called hot tubs Guðlaug. Is just next to the swimming pool, on the beach and there are some great views from the three levels of the pools. These baths are literally just across the street, closer to the ocean. The prices for these baths are even lower than those for the pool, so if all you want is a warm dip in a hot tub, you might be interested in this option.
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